use flash drive with xp - using virtual box

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by 4now, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. 4now macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    Very excited to have XP running smoothly using Virtual Box.

    But I have not yet found how to have my flash drive show up in my computer

    Thanks so much
  2. Padraic macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2007
    Somewhere between here and there...
    With your USB stick inserted into an open USB port and VirtualBox running, click on the fifth icon in the lower right of the window. You should get a list of all the USB devices currently attached to the system. Just click on the one you want, and Windows will act like you just inserted it.


  3. 4now thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    Thanks for the help

    I first needed to unmount the usb in osx
  4. sammuel.cen macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2008
    yes, this is extremely important!!!

    As I unmount the USB Stick from the Mac, I heard the strange but familiar sound from the VB WinXP! It worked!!!

    Thank you guys!!!

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